Pinsker Named VP, Scholastic/President, Klutz
Jeff Pinsker has been named vice-president of Scholastic, Inc., and president of Klutz, a division of Scholastic. In this position Pinsker will lead the creative, sales, and marketing direction of the Klutz business and will manage the strategic development of the Klutz brand. Pinsker will assume his new responsibilities December 3, 2012.
Most recently, Pinsker was CEO of Infinitoy, an educational toy company that acquired the rights to Zoob, a construction toy line, and launched Quizmo, a handheld electronic quiz game. He has authored 13 books, including the Quizmo series and entries in Spinner Books’ Armchair Puzzlers series. Prior to Infinitoy, Pinsker was president & CEO of JP Kids, a leading independent children’s media company. He also served as president of University Games.
Additionally, Pinsker has served on numerous boards, including Infinitoy, University Games, Stanford University Hospital’s The Health Library, Educational Direct, Yoga Tales, The New Curiosity Shop, ePlay, and a retail clothing chain.
Hasbro Names Expanded European Licensing Team
Hasbro announced that it has been expanding its licensing efforts across Europe over the past 18 months. Regional Hasbro teams have been placed in Russia, Poland, Germany, Spain, and Turkey. Additionally, Hasbro has further strengthened its licensing teams in the UK and France.
The growing European regional licensing teams are being directed by the following:
Northern Europe—Markus Pfitzner
Poland (C.E.)—Izabella Tumilowicz
Southern Europe—Beatrice Charpentier